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Therapeutic Riding Center at Snow Mountain Ranch

April 28, 2021

Therapeutic riding involves teaching riding skills to riders with disabilities, with adaptations as needed

The primary goal of therapeutic riding is to learn riding and horsemanship skills. However, as the movement of the horse is inherently therapeutic, riders frequently enjoy secondary benefits such as increased postural control, balance, strength and speech.

Location: National Sports Center for the Disabled Therapeutic Riding Center, YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO
Dates: June – September  | Tuesday – Saturday
Visit NSCD online

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Lessons

The NSCD offers three different levels of lessons:

Beginner Lessons – The skills that will be learned during these lessons encompass the basic fundamentals of the sport including grooming and tacking, mounting, balance and body control and stopping/steering at a walk or trot. *Maximum rider weight is 200 pounds.

Intermediate Lessons – Intermediate riding lessons offer participants a way to further advance their riding and prepare for more advance skills, such as further development of your seat and hands, transitions within the gait and more complex steering patterns at a walk or trot. *Maximum rider weight is 200 pounds.

Advanced Lessons – Unlike beginner or intermediate lessons, participants will focus intensely on how they affect the horse. For this reason, participants in advanced lessons must have balance, body control and a complete understanding of how the horse’s body works. The NSCD riding instructors must approve all advanced participants for lessons. *Maximum rider weight is 200 pounds.

Time: 8:30 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $60 per lesson 

Unmounted/Ground Therapeutic Horse Lessons

Ground therapy is built around interactions with horses. This type of therapy can be used to assist people with mental and emotional diagnosis, including anxiety and mood disorders,  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral challenges and life transitions or losses.

Time: 8:30 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $60 per lesson 

Trail Rides

Enjoy the fun of riding horseback on our scenic trails. Our one-hour trail ride is an ideal way to view the beautiful Rocky Mountains while visiting Grand County. *Maximum rider weight is 200 pounds.

Time: 8:30 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: $60 per person

Eligibility:

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) provides services to people of all ages and all disabilities. The NSCD offers lessons to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis.

Participants with medical diagnoses of any type must register with the NSCD prior to any lesson. To register, please visit the NSCD website or call Customer Service at 970-726-1518.

Reservations:

Reservations are required and can be made by visiting the NSCD website or by calling Customer Service at 970-726-1518.

Payment and Cancellations:

A 50% deposit is due at the time a reservation is made. The remainder of your payment is due 30 days prior to your first scheduled activity. If an activity is scheduled within 30 days of service, the full payment is due at the time of the reservation.

If a participant reservation is canceled with less than 7 days’ notice, you will be charged 50% of your activity cost. An exception may be made if a participant reservation is canceled due to illness. A doctor’s note must be provided to be considered for a full refund. All refunds will be considered on an individual basis and made at the sole discretion of NSCD.

Due to instructor availability, we require 7 days’ notice to reschedule the date of your activity. Any changes made to a participant reservation with less than 7 days’ notice will be treated as a cancellation and will be subject to a 50% charge. An exception may be made only if a participant reservation must be rescheduled due to illness and a doctor’s note is provided. Any rescheduled activity will be considered on an individual basis, and schedule changes will be made at the sole discretion of the NSCD.

If a participant does not attend a scheduled activity and does not call in advance to cancel they are considered a “no show” and there will be no refund.

Assigned Categories: Snow Mountain Ranch, Activities & Programming